The above is a picture of Samuel Best Shaw, one of PB’s most long-last contributors who died yesterday.
This is the profile that he wrote on himself for his blog.
“I am married with two children. I recently qualified as a secondary school teacher, but I am unable to teach at the moment as I am fighting a brain tumour. I am passionate about Red Kites – hence the picture. I also claim to be a Liberal Democrat, though at times I struggle. When I need inspiration, I usually find the Stranglers provide the ultimate musical experience.”
He first began posting here on January 4th 2005 – his first submission was an entry in that year’s prediction competition.
His last was at the end of May on a Populus poll.
SBS was a keen supporter of the site and, I think, attended all the early gatherings. He was always a civilising voice amongst many more partisan contributions.
I feel very saddened and our thoughts are with his wife and two children.
Sam you will be missed.